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Archaka in Hindu Temples

Archaka is the priest performing ritual services in a Hindu Temple. The term is widely used in the South India especially in temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Tamil Nadu. The ritual services performed by an archaka include bathing of the deity, worshipping of the deity with flowers and other rituals as prescribed in the Vaishnava Agamas.
As per Vaishnava tradition, on special occasions the God of the temple communicates his wish or confers his blessings and favors on the devotees through the priests.

Cook These Foods on Each Day of a Week to Get Peace and Prosperity in Life

On each day of a week, you can cook a particular food item to get peace and prosperity in life. Cooking these foods means you are invoking the deity of the day and seeking his blessings.
Monday – White color food like kheer or any item made using milk.Tuesday – Red color food – especially made of masoor dal or beetroot or rajma.Wednesday – Green color food – plenty of options… any green leaf curry.Thursday – Yellow color food – Chana dal ki curry (chickpea) or any preparation using besan (chickpea flour).Friday – Food made using brown or white rice or chashni (sugar syrup)Saturday – Urad dal (black gram) or preparation made using sesame oil (Til ka tel)Sunday – Food made using Rajma (red kidney beans) or Sooji or Rawa. You can also cook orange color food on the day.

Indreshwar Temple at Indore in Madhya Pradesh

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Indreshwar Temple is a beautifully carved stone temple at Indore in Madhya Pradesh. It is located on the ‘sangam’ (confluence) of Khan and Saraswati rivers in Juni Indore.

The city of Indore derived its name from this ancient temple.

The shrine was constructed by the Holkars and it is associated with luck and prosperity.

The deity is also known as Sangamnath.

Shiva is worshipped here in the form of a Shivling.
Indreshwar Mahadev is one who is the ruler of Indriyas or the senses.

Qualities of the Guru from Hindu Scriptures

By mind alone, is this to be achieved. There is no multiplicity here. Whoever perceives anything like multiplicity here, goes from death to death. (Katha Upanishad, II-I-11)

The seeker of the essence of the self, endowed with all of the means, should go unto the feet of a knowledgeable teacher, by which he can be liberated from his bondage. (Vivekachoodamani 33-34).

He who has attained if from the teacher alone knows it. (Chandogya Upanishad 6.14.2)

Science learned from the sage is prized.   (Chandogya Upanishad 4.9.3)

To know that Brahman as the Self, that fully qualified seeker of liberation should collect firewood and take refuge of the one who has listened to the Vedas and who is established only Brahman. (Mundaka Upanishad 1.2.12).

He who plays in the self, he who is happy in the self, he is the foremost among the knowers of Brahman. (Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.4).
A teacher should be well versed in the scriptures, without sin, with zero desires, a foremost knower of Brahman, should …

Hindu Calendar Today – August 17, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:38 AM on August 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 8:09 AM on August 18.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 17, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time after 12:50 PM. Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 10:09 PM on August 17. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatram till 8:31 PM on August 18.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Rohini Nakshatra till 12:50 AM on August 17. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram till 10:59 PM on August 17. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatram till 9:04 PM on Augu…